With Christmas coming, Fylde Council would like to remind residents to use the specially provided free battery bags when disposing of any household batteries to keep our crews safe.

Even end of life batteries can be dangerous if placed in the bin, as they can cause fires inside the collection vehicles or at the recycling plant when mixed with other waste.

To protect our workers, we ask that residents please put their batteries in free Council-provided battery recycling bags and then place the bag on top of either the blue or brown wheeled bin. These will then be picked up on the normal recycling day and put into the special collection pod on the vehicles for safe disposal.

Using the battery bags also ensures that we can recycle everything possible, helping preserve the environment.

Councillor Roger Small, Chairman of the Operational Management Committee, said: “Nobody wants Christmas spoiled by an easily avoidable accident. Please make sure you dispose of the batteries from your gadgets, toys and gizmos responsibly.”

To have free household battery bags sent out to you, please call Fylde Council Customer Services on 01253 658658 or email your name and address to listening@fylde.gov.uk. Household batteries can also be taken to drop points in the Town Hall and local shops, or alternatively be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centre at Saltcotes Road in Lytham.

For more information on the specific types of batteries we can accept, along with other recycling information, please visit our website: https://new.fylde.gov.uk/resident/bins-recycling-and-rubbish/which-bin-do-i-use/


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